2007
Cardinals clip Eagles in baseball

Cardinals clip Eagles in baseball
May 1, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's baseball team, trying to salvage a win in its three game series versus North Central College this season, let an early lead slip away in a 9-7 non-conference loss at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex on Tuesday evening. The Eagles are now 14-20 on the year. Benedictine bolted out to a 7-3 advantage through four complete innings. However, the visiting Cardinals chipped away, scoring in every inning except the third and fourth frames. Freshman Garrett Follmuth went the first six innings for Benedictine, leaving with a precarious 7-6 lead after allowing 10 hits. Dan Vincenti came on in relief and gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings of work as NCC forged ahead to stay. Vincenti (0-3) absorbed the loss for BU. Dan Jedlowski, who tossed the final 1 2/3 innings, was charged with none run for BU. Freshman catcher Brendan Keane led the Eagles' 12-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with one run scored and one run batted in. Seniors Matt Evans (2-for-4) and Ryan Kerr (2-for-5) were the only other Benedictine players with multiple hits. North Central rolled up 14 hits against Benedictines three pitchers on the night.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.